Conflicts in Educational System
Has the valley of Kashmir in anyway been influenced by the introduction of modern education?
MOHAMMAD YOUNUS/SHAKIR UL HASSAN
Present nations consider education as the fundamental instrument to ensure democracy and freedom. Simultaneously, developing the thinking, imperative to brotherhood, peace and cooperation among the nations, education entirely equips people with consciousness of peaceful existence and social solidarity by eradicating diseases, poverty, unemployment and ignorance. So, investment in education is worth-following and made obligatory by 1990 International Conference on Education. Owing to its absence, constraints to economic and social development proliferating widely include environmental pollution, general erosion of values, unemployment and extreme poverty. Surely the phenomenal growth of education was in our nation very inspirational as causing attrition of colonialism and imperialism and at the same time granting people with liberty of consciousness, safeguarding the human rights, promising freedom or independence and the rationalization of economic and social structure. Now, has the valley of Kashmir in anyway been influenced by the introduction of modern education?
However, the profuse outpouring of scientific education and communication technology ensured not only internalization of information but also affected, positively or negatively, the life of man. No matter the valley has produced a handful of nationalists but presently the general youth prefer a paradoxical often controversial life. They are scathing the same education outside, the education implanted in them inside. History, society, science, economy and government they are provided with or taught inside, is the same to which they are opprobrious outside. Definitely, complete republicanism being active cannot be blamed for the paradoxical disgruntlement and ubiquitous pessimism. The new national educational policies implemented by government compared to chalk and talk method of education have greatly speeded the competition where the valley’s students didn’t get through easily owing to their mental indivisibility. Every student lives a life of ‘psychological tussle’: for one day he is the free Kashmiri; on the other day he has to embrace the very Indian education. So far as the statistics is concerned the education system is worsening at the same rate the valley’s economy is galloping. The Bourgeoisie class is strengthening at the expense of false consciousness, thus creating stymie in education process; the Bourgeoisie attempts to haunt a happy haunting ground for the profit maximization of their vested interests.
Now, as though, a paradigm shift has occurred for every year a handful of the valley’s students crack national level administrative exams, however, people overlook their educational career maintaining that the Kashmiri pedagogy holds the Indian field. After a deep screening, it appears that the education system is not working in accordance with the social needs. The foolproof argument that stands to the reason is that the Kashmiri students cracking administrative exams study outside Kashmir. Even the researches are not only long lasting. There is dearth of purposeful research, specialist writers and scholars of national and international repute compared to other institutions of the country that not a single textbook has ever been prepared within the campus of the valley’s institutions.
Undoubtedly, modern education systems where qualitative democratization of education and child-centered naturalism are the dominating educational philosophical ideals, strapping autonomous investments are made to ensure democratic environment in institutions to balance increasing social needs and rising personal aspirations. It is projected to the development of balanced and harmonious human personality creating social consciousness and leading to the path of industrialization and knowledge revolution. The persistently haunting riddle that modern education either industrial or experimental in the valley has a deliberate cultural and constitutional blockade thatched by the ancestors. Unemployment and poverty swaying the globe has its requisite in our cultural and constitutional stiffness to gain grounds in the valley.
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